How to score an awesome historic CT garden tour

the old garden ruins in the back lot of Stanton House Inn, something you'll see our on your historic CT garden tour
The ruins behind Stanton House Inn are a romantic hold-over from the days when the house was a private mansion with a large staff, including gardeners

Our 1843 mansion has a lot of history!

 

And one of the most intriguing parts of the property is… the property itself.

 

The gardens surrounding the house tell an ever-changing story about its residents over the centuries.

 

Interested in learning more?

 

Then schedule a garden tour of our historic Connecticut garden.

 

A Historic Connecticut Garden Tour

 

Learn more about the history of the grounds, from its 1900s heyday with its own groundskeeper à la Downton Abbey, up to the modern era.

 

Plus, see how the current owners use the grounds from the Innkeeper himself.

 

This garden tour will also offer a primer on permaculture. You’ll learn about unique, easy-care, vegetable, fruiting, and herbal plants that thrive in the Northeast and their uses.

 

How do we know they’ll thrive in your garden?

 

Because they’re planted throughout ours.

About our Connecticut Garden Tour Guide

 

Colin Pearson holding a giant caterpillar while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi
Colin gained some hands-on experience in permaculture while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi

Colin Pearson is the current Innkeeper at Stanton House Inn.

 

The house has been in his family for generations. And its history over the century always fascinated him.

 

Before returning to Greenwich to take-over Stanton House Inn, Colin worked as:

 

  1. A Peace Corps volunteer in rural Malawi, introducing permaculture to improve farmers’ quality of life
  2. A small-hold farmer in Western Massachusetts

 

How to schedule your very own Connecticut Garden Tour

 

Interested in spending some time in our garden?

 

Or have you always been curious about that one weird plant you’ve noticed growing here?

 

Reserve a two-night stay from spring to fall, and add a free tour to your reservation.

 

We’ll reach out to you to schedule your tour with Colin at a time that works best for you.